MAKE YOUR UNIVERSITY PESTICIDE FREE
The city of Cambridge, with so much cultural and natural heritage and two universities that host so many scholars researching and writing on environmental and climate-change matters has huge potential to become a ‘model town’ for showcasing its commitment to healthy human:environmental relationships, and for offering a model for other UK towns. It is more than ironic however that institutions with such lofty research aims should allow their own grounds to be polluted with toxic pesticides that contribute to biodiversity breakdown, climate change, and human illness; and that the surrounding city in which it holds so much stake, continues to follow outdated and unsustainable environmental practices. What is needed now is a concerted effort by the city's key stakeholders to highlight the potential for changes to human-environment behaviours at a local and community level as means of tackling global problems.
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